“Once upon a time”, about nine years ago, I asked God, at midnight on News Years, to see and behold the purpose in EVERY area of my life that seemed to be in ashes.
This brought me to Europe, the Middle East, Latin islands and all over the East Coast. My two “homes” were, for the most part, bunk beds with roommates from around the world from every walk of life. I lived bordering the hoods where Malcomb X hung out in the past and then the woods by the Appalachian trail with the country folk. Not to mention the random sleeping arrangements while I found my self sleeping on planes, floors, as well as a big nice bed every once in a while. However I’m not complaining, My mother used to tell me that we were good gypsies and my Dad wanted me to travel since I was a baby. So they set me up for this life of pilgrimage, but only God could come up with the purpose in every “season.”Now I find myself with a lovely girl Yuri (light of God/Lily -meaning) who has truly shown shown light in every corner of my life. God’s used this flower to bring me into a new season of responsibility.
So here I am in my first month not working for a non profit, doing much of the same things but with new people. Carrying on the cause of Christ into every situation in my life and praying for my heavenly Father’s will to be done, not mine.
“To everything there is a season, A time for every purpose under heaven:
A time to be born, And a time to die; A time to plant, And a time to pluck what isplanted;
A time to kill, And a time to heal; A time to break down, And a time to build up;
A time to weep, And a time to laugh; A time to mourn, And a time to dance;
A time to cast away stones, And a time to gather stones; A time to embrace, And a time to refrain from embracing;
A time to gain, And a time to lose; A time to keep, And a time to throw away;
A time to tear, And a time to sew; A time to keep silence, And a time to speak;
A time to love, And a time to hate; A time of war, And a time of peace.”
Everything Has Its Time” Ecclesiastes 3
I will pray the same for you in whatever “season” you find yourself in. There is purpose and there is CHRIST, the one in your evident transition. – seth stradling ✝️